Welcome to The Bonefish Flat

There's a stiff wind in your face as you squint in the sun trying to see what the guide sees. "Bonefish at 12 o'clock about 90 feet, do you see it, mon?" You don't and keep squinting, your hat pulled low to keep the sun out of your eyes. "Bonefish at 11 o'clock 70 feet out. Come on man, do you see it?" As the guide is calmly shifting the skiff into position, this time you spot the fish, "I got, it," you reply.

"OK, Mon, Bonefish 50 feet at 10 o'clock. Cast when you're ready."

Cast when you're ready. And with that you drop your fly, roll out a cast, false cast once, and then...

Welcome to the bonefish flat.

Monday, May 14, 2012

The Camera and the Weekend

One thing I learned from my last trip to the Bahamas is that I need to step up my game a bit when it comes to photography.  I'm not trying to become the next Brian O'Keefe, but I decided to get a new camera and have been spending time trying to learn how to use it.

For Mother's Day I spent the weekend on the water on the Chesapeake Bay and really didn't get to go fishing, but I did get to do a little sailing in the 10 foot dinghy and got to practice up on the picture taking.

Here's a few shots that I liked.

An osprey taking off.  The original fly fisherman.

Shucking oysters on the dock.

The boat on the far right is the sailing dinghy.  Lots of fun.


  1. Nice! What type of camera set up are you using?

    If you figure out a way to master the "half underwater/half above water" photos, please let me know.

  2. Brent, I've had one of those weeks and have been slow on the blog. I just got a Fuji Finepix s4500. It's a "bridge" camera. I want one of those DSLR's, but this was like a 10th of the price and since it's going to be over water for a lot of what I do, I wasn't quite ready to make the jump.

    On the over/under, i have no clue.